The Proper Way to Shave Your Legs

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lydia Hearst

Do you immediately reach for the razor the moment you hop into the shower? If you’re thinking yes, you’re making a mistake. Shaving isn’t exactly the highlight of any woman’s day, and it’s perfectly reasonable to want to get it over with, but if you follow this advice you will have smoother, happier legs and skin.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

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Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Sometimes that beauty is too much for people to handle. Do you know that feeling? When something is just too beautiful? When someone says something or writes something or plays something that moves you to the point of tears, maybe even changes you. One of the most beneficial and valuable gifts we can give to ourselves in this life: is allowing ourselves to be surprised!

It is okay if life surprises you.

It’s a good thing!

SEVEN Essential Shoes For Every Woman

Thursday, July 9, 2015

As the saying goes: Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world. If you’re an online shopper like me, you’ll know that there is a seemingly endless amount of shoe options each and every season – and I probably have them all! But, I will admit, there are seven essentials for every woman to have and wear for the rest of your life.

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Basic Black PumpThe ultimate go-to-shoe! This is as essential to your closet as the little black dress. They are classic, chic and work with every possible outfit tying your whole look together. Stick with a pump with a pointed-toe, it’s a look that won’t be going out of style any time soon.

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Nude, Ankle Strap Sandal – These barely-there heels go perfectly with any outfit and are seasonless (Bonus!) Plus, these heels create the optical illusion of longer, more shapely legs. Nice, right?

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Metallic Heel – These shoes can dress up any outfit and flow perfectly from day into night. These are essential to every closet.

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Tall, Flat Boots In Leather or Suede – This is a nod to a classic, equestrian style – but to be clear, I’m not suggesting you buy Uggs. These chic boots will work over your skinny jeans or with your short boho dress – They’re as chic as they are classic. Be sure to go for a neutral color like chestnut, brown or black to make them more versatile with your outfits and last you years.

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Cute Sneakers – Leave your gym shoes at the gym. These faux sneaks are meant to sweeten up your look and are the perfect option to have for a casual shoe. They’re great to wear in the daytime and on the weekends.

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Flats – No, I’m not talking ballet flats (those were so 2014). Try opting for a basic, almond-toed shoe with a semi-neutral pattern, this way your kicks will go with everything and can easily be dressed up or down.

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Statement Heel – Why not have a fun, show-stopping shoe that makes you feel sexy? Everyone deserves that! Get yourself a pair of neon, animal print or sparkle embellished heel. A little bit of bling and pizzazz goes a long way.

Week Beginning July 8

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lydia Hearst

What are your plans for your life in the next ten to twelve months? “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” Quite from the beginning of Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield.


Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny

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Happy 4th of July

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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The 4th of July is upon us! I am a proud American, and this year there are so many reasons to celebrate Independence Day with fervor.

  • The recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. #LoveWins
  • American tourists are allowed to visit Cuba and the reopening of the American embassy since its 1961 closure. #Travel
  • And, the Confederate flag which is regarded as a symbol of racism, will finally cease to fly over public buildings. #LoveNotHate

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!

Protect The Skin You’re In

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It is officially summer! It is my favorite time to be outdoors hiking and enjoying the colorful flowers in full bloom. I love being able to step outside and just breathe the fresh air. Summer is also bikini season, a good time to hit the beaches and get tanned. I wanted to remind everyone that as beautiful as the days are, it is important to protect the skin you’re in.

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Life’s Limitless Possibilities…

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lydia Hearst

Photo by Les Deux Garçons

   Every moment happening now makes up the present – right here and right now in your life doesn’t have to be enmeshed with your past. It’s entirely possible to start anew! Who hasn’t been hesitant at one time or another to “start over” and begin again with a new project, goal or relationship due to whatever occurred in the past? I know I have been before. The past is the past… That’s where it should stay. This moment here and now is entirely different and new, which gives you the choice to go in any direction you want.
   It’s unfortunate that for so many life and love can be dictated by fear. No one might ever fully understand what it truly is that makes you, you… But the way I see it, is that even if I end up crying I can’t help but remain hopeful and open myself up to the possibilities. Experiences and relationships are paramount – My relationships with people are what motivate and inspire me in my life. There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Why not embrace each moment?! Life isn’t meant to be lived in comfort-zones… Take chances and don’t be afraid of the results – If you don’t challenge yourself you may never truly know yourself or grow. “Playing it safe” really just means that you’re going to miss out on a lot.
   A way to bridge a relationship with friends, family and those you love (including yourself!!) is to be honest with the heart and not just face literal truths. In life, there will always be risks that cause vulnerability and can sometimes lead to pain… BUT, sometimes the most cataclysmic changes in life come from pain. It’s important to remember that life is composed of moments – You have to take those moments as they come… Impulsively.

Week Beginning July 1

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Love the life you live and live your life to the fullest.

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Ant Man Premier

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Paul Rudd is brilliantly cast as Marvel’s tiniest super hero (he’s Ant Man in case you don’t already know that). This film is hugely entertaining with no shortage of inventive action scenes as well as softer, more heartfelt moments. I think it is the BEST film of the summer and is a sensational and significant piece to the Marvel universe.
Also, be sure to stay through the end credits…!


Summer Survival Items

Friday, June 26, 2015

Here are some essential cosmetics to keep you prepared for any thing at any time this summer.

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Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub $6.99

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 100

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer $7.49

Laura Mercier, Flawless Face Book $59

Soft Lips Sweet and Sultry Tinted Lip Conditioner $5.54

LANCOME Hypnose Star Waterproof 24 Hour Mascara $28

Lancome BI-FACIL Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover PRICES VARY $2.58 – $28

Sephora Collection, Tools of the Trade Brush Set $62 + Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner $7 – It is essential to disinfect your brushes regularly

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